Sheepfolds, Palaces, and Leprechauns: A Rebuttal of Curran’s History of Fairies and Religion

In his book, The Truth About Leprechauns, Bob Curran collects and organizes all the extant knowledge we have on these small creatures in fascinating detail. Continue reading “Sheepfolds, Palaces, and Leprechauns: A Rebuttal of Curran’s History of Fairies and Religion”

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Prophetic Dissonance (Part 2): Isaiah’s Vision and the Purity Code

Isaiah’s vision of God in the Temple is well-known, and is often used in connection with the “send me” narrative adopted for and by missionaries. Continue reading “Prophetic Dissonance (Part 2): Isaiah’s Vision and the Purity Code”

Prophetic Dissonance (Part 1): Telling National Myths from the Bottom Up

In 1980 Howard Zinn, a political scientist, published a book called The People’s History of the United States. Continue reading “Prophetic Dissonance (Part 1): Telling National Myths from the Bottom Up”